Check out his Linked-In profile... formerly of CYTC that developed and sold the Thin-Prep pap-smear test and was later acquired by Hologic for $6.5 BILLION in October of 2007. Until recently, he was at Constitution Medical, which was acquired by Roche Diagnostics. Anyone see a pattern here?
I worked with Doug at Cytyc. As I've said previously, he's an excellent addition. Constitutional Medical was a business Pat Sullivan went into after leaving Cytyc/Hologic. If you don;t know Pat, you can google him. Pat was the man SL brought on board to take Cytyc thru FDA approval and eventual sale to Hologic. A quality ceo. He brought a few of his people from Cytyc to develop and sell CM. There are a few former Cytyc employees at Exas and from my memory these are all good additions, especially the new head of international sales, i remember him from 2008 in Crawley. True, C, CM and 3rd Wave all were sales, but I have to think that selling Exas is not on the short list now. This has TOO much potential.
Hi Cit, I contacted him a bit after he was hired. I was interested in knowing if EXAS was going to initially target OB/GYN's as part of their sales strategy along with the high ordering FIT docs. It always made sense to me because of the corelation with the PAP in terms of programmatic sensitivity, Cin2 and 3 and the testing intervals are similar, etc. He is very very approachable and definitely all about making this launch rapidly successful. i too liked his global background and I see the pattern but something tells this team wants to take this further down the road than most think imo
I think there is too much money on the table for this company to just sell. There is just too much potential for this company with the other upstream cancer capture. It would be like Sergey Brin and Larry Page selling Google after 3-4 years. Well, unless it's $200 per share. ;-).